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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 1071   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
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Please note this is the second batch of Tokyo, which is different to the 12.5% first batch.


Intergalactic Fantastic Oak Aged Stout
The irony of existentialism, the parody of being and the inherent contradictions of post-modernism, all so delicately conveyed by the blocky, pixelated arcade action have all been painstakingly recreated in this bottles contents.

This imperial stout is brewed with copious amounts of speciality malts, jasmine and cranberries. After fermentation we then dry-hop this killer stout with a bucketload of our favourite hops before carefully ageing the beer on French toasted oak chips.

It is all about moderation. Everything in moderation, including moderation itself. What logically follows is that you must, from time, have excess. This beer is for those times.
Formally 18.2 % ABV

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3.9
fonefan (52391) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle 33cl. @ Chriso’s pre GBBF Shindig ’09.
Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, dark chocolate, wood - smoke notes, alcohol. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic and warming. [20090801]

3.4
yespr (48928) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark fruity and roasted malty. Sweet malty and light alcohol presence with a nice bitterness and dry hoppy note. Bitter and crisp finish. Boozy. The hops rescues it.

3.5
Ungstrup (38958) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
Bottled. A deep red beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, malt, caramel, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, roasted malt, alcohol, and caramel, leading to a burning alcoholic finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

4.3
joergen (29614) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2009
Bottle at Stockholm Beer and Whisky 2009. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized fast disappearing beige head. Roasted aroma of dark chocolate, alcohol and dried fruits. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, dried fruits, liquorice and alcohol. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish. Nice.

3.6
anders37 (27621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small fast disappearing tan head. Has a sweetish alcoholic chocolate aroma with hint of sugar. Sweetish malty warming alcoholic chocolate flavor. Has a sweetish chocolate finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

4.3
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2009
Bottled. Very deep ambery brown colour, mediumsized beigeish head. Aroma iis roasted malts, some liquorice, mild caramel, spices and quite nice. Flavour is quite much the samme along with a lot of biscuity notes as well as alcohol dry dark fruits and some mild notes of bacon as well.

3.9
madmitch76 (26434) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2017
14th August 2009
Very dark brown - red beer, just about clear. Short lived tan head. Dry and fairly soft palate. Immediate spirity alcohol but not too hot. Sweet malt and repressed sweet cranberry. Jasmine is there but well integrated and subtle. Finishes dry and with tongue tingling sweet spirits. Intense! 3.6

18.2% bottle from/ Almost opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry, good fine carbonation. Smooth malts, sweetish, trace of caramel and soft malt cream. Pronounced fruity whiskey vibe with something akin to an almond sweetness lingering in the background. Mild vanilla oak. Still quite alcohol spicy and leaves a long warming linger. Quite a light finish shows the cranberry a little more. Has aged well and it's a real winter warmer.

4.1
Travlr (26430) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Tap at Churchkey in DC. Dark brown, edge head, massive lacing. Aroma of motor oil and anise. Flavor has dark cherries, chocolate, licorice candy. Very smooth. Shocking.

3.9
cgarvieuk (26375) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2017 Bottle at home ... deep brown red ... big tan head ... nice soft roast with a little sourness... huge sweetness ... lots of toffee ... huge ammount of cranberries ... little spice ... good roast ...some molasis ... little alcohol burn in linger ... wow this is just so rich and full ... best one yet Ok along side the 1st batch of Tokyo Colour is clearly not as black ... much more red present ... Aroma is bigger more sweet and less dry more molasis and less coffee and the sourness seems to have faided ... flavour is much sweeter ... much more toffee and much more cranberries ... Palate is much much more body much richer ... Over all this is a bloody cracker... and leaves the 1st batch in its wake. Tk2. still really love this but its maybe just a bit OTT.4.5 ->4.3Tk3 29-05-10 Deep black ...thin tan head ... nice deep toffee roast nose ... very sweet ... light syrupy ... toffee malts ... lots of vanilla ... deep smooth rich ... but maybe even for me a little sweet sticking at 4.3 as im still digging this big timeTk4 23-07-10 has it only been 2 months since i opened one ... This is cracking... just what i wanted tonight ... deep brown ... thin brown lacing ... rich dark toffee malt .... dark fruits ... light vanilla nose ... rich toffee ... loads of berry fruits ... quite sweet light dryness on the linger ... huge alcohol ... a nice sipper sticking 4.3 bottle a home batch 02 ... deep black ... sweet rich roast malt nose ... big alcohol ... juicy roast ... deep chocolate ... big vine fruits ... big berry ... loads of roast malts ... yeah lovely 4.3 indeedbottle at home ... bbf 07/2019 ...drunk 05/2014 ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft dry roast malt ... dark chocolate nose ... sweet malts ... oilt fruits ... caramel toffee ... big cranberry .. light oxidised malts ... 3.8Bottle at home bbf 07/2019 drunk 08/2014...deep black... Thin tan lacing... Soft dark chocolate berries nose... Boozie... Big sweet berries... Dark fruits... Light cardboard.. Oily fruits... Light spice... Long soft light soya oxidation linger.. Given its bbf a little dissapointing in this and previous bottle 3.9 Keg at brewdog August 17...Dark black.. Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet toffee chocolate roast malts nose.. Rich boozie berries.. Rich chocolate roast.. Heavy sweet malts.. Big soft chocolate roast malts 4.2 lovley

3.8
omhper (25955) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2009
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Nut brown, minimal head. Concentrated aroma of licorice and port. Dry (despite 18.2%!) and grainy. Not even full bodied. There is vanilla and port, warming but mildly so. Manages to be remian balanced. Port with licorice is the lasting impression.


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